Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fashion News: Olivier Rousteing Is Named BALMAIN'S New Creative Director

Olivier Rousteing chez Balmain

Olivier Rousteing, has been named as Balmain’s new Creative Director. The designer has been an assistant designer at Balmain since 2009. He previously worked at Roberto Cavalli, designing the men’s and women’s ready-to-wear lines for the Florence-based firm. Rousteing replaces Christophe Decarnin, who officially left the job earlier this month.  The House of Balmain Couture was founded in 1945 by the late Pierre Balmain, who was also considered a peer of Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga. Rousteing is a graduate of the French Internationational Fashion University, Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques in Paris (ESMOD).

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